From James Donnelly (Founder)
I'm incredibly passionate about helping players like you to be fully prepared for life as a professional footballer - so you can potentially play in the Champions League and represent your country in the World Cup.
It's because my promising professional football career came to a grinding halt after I suffered a hip injury that threatened to leave me in a wheelchair.
This injury could have been avoided in the first place if someone had taught me the RIGHT WAY to condition my body so it was capable of withstanding the wear and tear that all pro footballers face.
My earth-shattering injury led me down a different path, and my sports science journey began.
I studied Sports Science at Southampton University.
In addition to my studies, I applied for a sports scholarship from the university. Luckily, my application was accepted and I was given a personal strength and conditioning coach for 2 years.
The scholarship alone was worth around £10,000 per year, something I couldn't have afforded back then.
Working with that coach, despite my injury, I couldn’t believe how much stronger and faster I was getting just from the strength training. I didn’t appreciate that sort of thing was possible.
Thats when I first got really interested in the strength and conditioning side of things, because I was starting to notice how it was helping me, and how much I had been missing out.
It made me think “if only I’d been doing this for the last 10 years.”
And it made me think about how much it could help other players as well.
The things I learned from my university course and my strength coach led me to pursue a diploma in football specific strength and conditioning training, to increase my knowledge around this topic and potentially heal myself.
I started applying what I was learning to my training in the gym, and realised it was just a process of testing things out and making tweaks over long periods of time.
And thanks to my discoveries, instead of ending up in a wheelchair like the doctors warned, I achieved the impossible.
Within just 18 months of that "career-ending" injury, I found myself playing against first team professionals again - as captain - against the Australian A-League champions, the Brisbane Roar.
(Ex England and Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is their current manager.)
They were the best team in the country, full time professionals with Australian national squad players playing for them.
Yes, it’s not Barcelona or anything...
Yet there I was, standing in the centre circle before the match, shaking the hand of an international professional footballer.
From where I had been with my injury, I might have well been standing there shaking the hand of Lionel Messi.
If only I'd have known what I know now about how to mentally and physically prepare for life as a top flight footballer, I could have been a household name.
Since then, I've devoted my life to help players like YOU to avoid the pitfalls that stopped my career, so you can achieve the dreams that were prematurely snatched from my grasp.
The FOOTBALL SPECIFIC scientific processes I created allowed me - someone the doctors had written off as being a cripple - to recover and play at level of football most people only dream about.
So imagine how effective my methods are for someone like YOU, someone with your entire career still ahead of you.
You can do it... and I can help you get there.